South Africa

Sacked South African radio host stands by 'monkey' jibe

Popular radio jockey, Sasha Martinengo, fired after he called opposition leader Julius Malema a 'monkey' on a live show.

Sacked South African radio host stands by 'monkey' jibe

Africa

South Africans highly divided over relaxed cannabis laws

A victory for South Africa's Rastafarian community as the top court rules it's no longer illegal to smoke cannabis, in private.

Africa

Drug-resistant TB cases booming in South Africa

The WHO estimates that one-quarter of the world's population has TB and is the leading cause of death in South Africa, where the emergence of drug-resistant strains make treatment even more difficult.

Africa

Efforts to save endangered rhinos in South Africa show hope

Forensic experts are succeeding in reducing poaching that is putting the species at grave risk.

Africa

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

The Constitutional Court has ordered the parliament to draft new laws within 24 months to reflect the order.

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

Africa

South Africa poverty levels increasing

The South African government launched a national development plan to eliminate poverty by 2030, but levels are still increasing.

Opinion

Theft or artistic prerogative?

Do well-known artists have a right to appropriate other people's photographs to make 'art'?

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Africa

Inequality haunts South African students

Access to education is improving but there are concerns that standards are slipping.

Inside Story

Can there be equality in post-apartheid South Africa?

Hundreds of white South African employees are protesting alleged discrimination against them.

Africa

White South Africans protest against discrimination

Around 3,000 employees at the plant are unhappy that only black workers have been offered company shares.

Africa

China's Xi pledges $60bn for Africa's development

Xi Jinping pledges $60bn in financial aid to African countries and pledges to write off debt for poorer nations.

Africa

Eight killed in South Africa munition depot explosion

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast in Somerset West plant, near Cape Town.

Eight killed in South Africa munition depot explosion

South Africa

S Africa white workers strike over 'racial exclusion'

The Solidarity union claims its members at Sasol are striking over a share ownership scheme offered only to black staff.

White workers at S Africa's Sasol strike over 'racial exclusion'

Africa

Beetle infestation threatens Johannesburg's forests

It's not actually the borer beetles, but a fungus they carry that could destroy half a million trees in the South Africa city, considered to be one of the greenest in the world.

South Africa

Unpacking South Africa's fraught and complex land debate

Land reform a key issue before elections next year, experts say, turning up debate over legacy of apartheid.

Unpacking South Africa's fraught and complex land debate